Monthly Archives: August 2012
Some vegetarians find it difficult to give up cheese even though some know it’s not the best food to consume. Cheese is very high in calories and fat. To that, add sodium and cholesterol. Cheese may taste good, but like all animal products, there is no reason to eat it when you have healthy alternatives. […]
This lettuce wrap salad is satisfying and quick to make. The three different sauces to serve with these leafy wraps makes them extra tasty. Recipe contributed by Mimi Kirk, from Live Raw: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011). Photo by Mike Mendell. Reprinted by permission.
Chia seeds are known as a great plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to a host of other nutrients, and an abundance of calcium, protein, and fiber. These frequently asked questions are excerpted from Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood* by Wayne Coates, PhD.
This slightly sweet, creamy drink made of chia seeds, almond milk, and almond butter is perfect to round out breakfast, but it also makes a great snack or a healthy dessert after dinner. The recipe is versatile—have fun customizing it by using different milks, nut butters, and even fruits. Recipe adapted from Chia: The Complete […]
Green smoothies are all the rage, and are that much better with the addition of chia seeds. They are a great way to get a bold dose of veggies, fiber, and nutrients in a healthy, convenient, low‐calorie way. Recipe and photo from Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood* by Wayne Coates, PhD.
In this Southwestern-style rice casserole, vegan cheese, green chiles, and cilantro give a delectable flavor to an otherwise simple dish. This is delicious served with Beer-Stewed Pinto Beans and a big green salad. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.
A trio of delectable toppings—tomatoes, eggplant, and olives—make a simple vegan pizza special. It’s a perfect pizza to make on cool summer evenings, though you can enjoy it year round as long as you can find decent tomatoes. Use tomatoes that are ripe yet firm, and that are dense and fleshy rather than seedy. Roma […]
I love what barbecue sauce does for tofu. This easy tofu recipe, with the flavorful sauce and plenty of onions, is excellent over brown rice or quinoa. Serve with a colorful salad or slaw and you’ve got an easy meal. Photos by Rachael Braun.